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December 21, 2016

After two years of negotiation, Pence in January 2015 reached an agreement with the Obama administration granting Indiana a waiver to try its own form of Medicaid expansion, called Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0. 

December 21, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recently announced accountable care organization model for dual eligibles could be at risk if lawmakers overhaul the Medicaid program in the coming years.

December 20, 2016

CMS has recently approved five-year extensions for Medicaid Demonstration Waivers under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act in New York and Arkansas.  

December 20, 2016

Maximus has assisted Tennessee’s Division of Health Care Finance Administration in the implementation of a system to process electronic remittance advices for the state’s Medicaid program.

December 19, 2016

The National Association of State Medicaid Directors is calling on the incoming Trump administration to work closely with state Medicaid officials in its first 100 days, saying policies put in place early in the new president's term could chart the program's future.

December 17, 2016

The state’s second quarterly oversight meeting of Medicaid modernization showed the need: Iowa lawmakers must work to provide more robust oversight of the system.

December 16, 2016

Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration has requested a one-year extension of the current KanCare program while delaying a proposal for an updated version of the Medicaid managed care system.

December 16, 2016

A bipartisan group of state health policy leaders has sent a letter to the incoming Trump administration, urging support of state reform efforts, in an attempt to neutralize what has been a politically explosive issue.

December 16, 2016

Virginia's public colleges and universities will face smaller state budget cuts than expected next year, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday.

December 14, 2016

An Augusta advocacy group says its signature drive to get Medicaid expansion on Maine's ballot has been "hugely successful."

December 13, 2016

The Texas Hospital Association hopes the Trump administration will renew a waiver that its members have come to rely on to offset uncompensated-care costs.

December 13, 2016

The lack of clarity on Medicaid funding is one of several uncertainties facing states ahead of the new administration taking power in Washington.

December 12, 2016

New York's Medicaid waiver, which allows the state to have most of its Medicaid population in managed care, will continue through 2021.

December 12, 2016

The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, along with the Republican control of the majority of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, will likely set in motion a major overhaul of the nation's health care system.

October 26, 2016

In 2014, the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) launched the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) with the goal of supporting state Medicaid programs in their move to more value-based, data-driven payment and delivery systems. Through technical assistance, training and new tools, the IAP is working with 28 states in 2016 - compared to 11 in 2015.

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